June 19, 2007

Know Them By Their Deeds: Christian Assaults Gay Marriage Supporter

Diane Steele, a 52 year-old woman participating in a Christian extremist rally in Boston to support a same-sex marriage ban, was arraigned on assault charges for attacking a gay marriage supporter at an opposing rally. It seems that Ms. Steele went out of her way to express her Christian love, crossing the street to slap her surprised victim.
Boston Police spokesperson James Kenneally said Steele apparently decided to "escalate" the debate into a physical confrontation.
Unfortunate and hardly the first time this sort of thing has happened. It is bad enough that Christian extremists want to take away the freedom of two consenting American adults to marry without their having to resort to violence to express themselves.

H/T to Pam's House Blend

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